“No one can say Jesus is Lord, except by the Holy Spirit” (1 Corinthians 12:3) It is more than words. Saying that Jesus is Lord (and meaning it) is a supernatural act made possible by the Holy Spirit. Beginning in 1 Corinthins 12, Paul discusses spiritual gifts with the Corinthians. He admits (vs 2) the difficulty we have knowing what an invisible God is saying. The Corinthians have a history of confusion at this point. In the past, they have been “led astray” by idols that were “mute”. ie. they couldn’t speak but the Corinthians thought they were! (vs 2) So Paul supplies how we can always recognize the Spirit–by His affect on us. Any invisible force that makes Jesus real and allows Him to reign over us is the Holy Spirit. Count on it! Have you called Jesus Lord with your words? Would you like to declare Him Lord with your actions and life? The Holy Spirit is the only way.